Karlgaard Mathematics Scholarship

Departments: Mathematics Categories: Mathematics | Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas
Amount A variable number of awards up to $10,000. Total amount available is $10,000.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria This scholarship is available to junior or senior math majors concentrating on applied mathematics. If the recipient is a senior when selected to receive the award, he or she must be enrolled in classes at UW-Eau Claire for at least one semester during which time the full scholarship award will be applied toward the recipient’s tuition account with the university. Preference will be given to students with a minor in computational science. Highest priority will be given to qualified students from Rice Lake or Viroqua. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, be U.S. citizens and be participating in collaborative research with a math faculty member.
Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Mathematics Scholarship Application.
Selection Procedure The UW-Eau Claire math department scholarship committee will select the recipient based on the criteria above.
Selection Deadline First week in March.
Notification The recipient of this scholarship will receive a notification letter and will be honored at the Department of Mathematics Graduation and Awards Celebration.
Special Notes

David and Marilyn Karlgaard have fond memories of UW-Eau Claire because they met here. David Karlgaard, a Rice Lake native, graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1967 with degrees in math and physics. He was co-founder, CEO and president of PEC Solutions Inc., an internet technology-consulting firm headquartered in Fairfax, VA, which was acquired by Nortel Networks in 2005. Dave is retired, but continues to serve on boards of directors of several companies in the Washington area, and has been an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. Marilyn, a Viroqua native, attended UW-Eau Claire from 1965-1968. She is a retired human resource manager.

From 2002-2007, the Karlgaards served as the national campaign chairs of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaign. Their total outright and planned gifts of more than $5 million have been transformational. In addition to the Karlgaard Math Scholarship, they established the Karlgaard Physics Scholarship, which together were recognized as the first Centennial Campaign scholarships endowed at the $100,000 level in honor of UW-Eau Claire's Centennial.

Thank You Recipient should write a letter of thanks to David and Marilyn Karlgaard and deliver it to or send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.